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Tyler English benefit dinner, September 29 th in Gayhrd A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held for Tyler English, son of Joey English, on Sunday, September 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the Gaylord Eagles, 515 S. WisconsinAve., Gaylord. The benefit will include a silent auction, live raffles and 50/50 drawings. Proceeds raised will help the family with medical expenses incurred from a spinal cord injury sustained in a swimming accident. Tyler is currently at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Chronic pain conference for health care providers A chronic pain conference for health care providers will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Garland Lodge and Resort located at 4709 North Red Oak Rd., Lewiston. Discounted rates apply to all northern MI providers. Don't miss out on this rare local educational opportu- nity. Space is limited to 100 providers. Register now by going to www.upnorthprevention.org or by calling Ashley at 989-732-6761. UAW Retired W0rken to meet 0d. 2 The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the VFW Hall located at 2900 Connon, Alpena, on the comer of Brooke and Connon near Diamonds Pointe. All UAW members and spouses are urged to attend. Please bring a can of food for the needy. Lunch will be served. Please call 356-4959 or 727-4080 for reservations. Fall Harvest Fossil Fest There will be a Fall Harvest Fossil Fest Free Family Fun Day at the Besser Museum in Alpena on Saturday, Octo- ber 5 from noon-4 p.m. The festival will feature digging the Devonian, a pie baking contest, displays, demonstrations and kids ac- tivities. For more information, call the Besser Museum at 989- 356-2202. Pet show at Elk Fest Again this year, there will be a pet show at the Elk Festival. This will be held Saturday, September 28, at 11 a.m. at the pavilion stage. It is sponsored by Tanya Blackmer's Housecalls and conducted by the Elk Coun- tryAnimal Shelter. Always a popular event with kids and adults alike, there will be ribbons and goodie bags for all contestants. No registration is required; simply be there by 10:45 a.m. Does your pet have a winter outfit, a camouflage outfit, a swimsuit, or an outfit that looks like one of yours? If so, how about entering the contest. Categories are: longest tail, swim suit competition, largest pet, smallest pet, pet- owner look-alike, best winter apparel, best trick, ugliest pet, and camouflage outfit. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage, and snakes and lizards are asked not to enter the competition. Prior to the show, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a pet parade, so come out for both events. The Elk Country Animal Shelter extends a big thank you to Tanya Blackmer for again sponsoring these events. Animal shelter metal recycling day The Elk CountryAnimal Shelter has scheduled a metal recycling day Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking area located behind the shelter. Your dona- tions can help keep many hopeless animals warm and well fed this winter. Any kind of metal and cords may be donated. This includes cast iron, copper, brass, aluminum and every- thing from pots and pans to lawn mowers to old motors. Don't forget to bring old electrical cords, including Christmas tree lights. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidi- fiers (anything containing freon) will not be accepted. If an item is not entirely made of metal, it can still be recycled. The shelter is located at the comer of Youngs Road and M-32, just west of the sheriff's department in Atlanta. Correction The Elder Abuse Conference mentioned in the Sep- tember 18 issue of the Tribune is being sponsored by the Region 9 Area Agency on Aging (AAA] and not the council on aging as the notice stated. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 3 Squirt is always smiling Hi, everyone! My name is Squirt and I'm about a year old, and as you might tell from my picture I'm a Staffordshire terrier. Very much like a pit bull. You might also tell by my picture that I'm a very happy dog, I'm always smiling and hang a good time; isn't that what life is all about? I got myname Squirt be- cause I'm not real big for my kind of dog, well not tall ways, but I am a chunky monkey! I have a very good attitude about my life and what goes on. I just go with the flow here at the shelter and wait for visitors to come. I hear that my breed is some- times difficult to adopt, so I want to make sure you know that I'm a good girl no matter what breed I am, I'm just me! I'm very good in my kennel; I hardly ever go potty in my kennel so I think I would be a good girl in my new house if I had one. I am very friendly and greet everyone I meet with a big smile. I would very much like someone to teach me new things. I'm young and want to learn, I just need you to teach me! I do have energy but I'm not a crazy fool. I like to play and be with people. I'm good around other dogs too. Won't you come just take a peek at me? I would like to meet you and maybe we would just hit it off with each other. I will be at the shelter waiting .... I have been waiting for quite a long time, so maybe this will be my big chance! Call the shelter if you want to know more about me, better yet just come see me for yourselfl Love, Squirt